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The Wound Clinic is located on the fourth floor of the main hospital building.Get directions.
The Wound Clinic at Abbott Northwestern Hospital provides comprehensive care for non-healing wounds.
Monday to Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
To make an appointment,
Our goal is to assess your needs, create an individualized treatment plan, monitor your progress toward healing and implement strategies to prevent wound recurrence. We can also coordinate referrals to additional specialists when necessary.
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Our team members
Physicians who care for patients at the Wound Clinic care team include surgeons. Patients are also cared for by infectious disease specialists and podiatrists.
A certified wound ostomy and continence nurse is an integral part of the Wound Clinic team.
Leah LaPine, PA-C
Ostomy Nurses are also available for ostomy needs
Our healing process
The health care team at the Wound Clinic, will assess your situation, create a customized treatment plan, coordinate referrals to additional specialists if necessary and monitor your healing progress.
Patients who have been referred to the Wound Clinic start with an evaluation. The initial visit includes a review of your medical history and an evaluation of the wound. Diagnostic tests such as X-rays, MRIs, CT scans and non-invasive vascular studies may be recommended. The care team can then determine the cause of the wound and create a customized treatment plan.
The wound care team will identify factors that may impair wound healing. These may include:
Methods used to promote healing include:
A plan of care will be created. Patients and family members will be instructed on how to care for the wound and assist in obtaining wound care supplies. Referrals to home health care agencies and other health care providers may be arranged. Your wound will be monitored until wound healing is complete.
Patients should bring the following to their first appointment: